I'm practicing Paul Creston's Sonata op.19 and I 'm wondering if anybody has some tips about how to produce the G in third octave in the first movement. I know about the Roussau book(I'm working on it) but any advice is welcomed.
Remeber not to be afraid of the tone. First you must hear it in your head before anything will come out on the horn( play it an octave below and then hear that octave leap in your head). I would suggest practicing out of the top tones book ( by Sigurd Rascher) for extended study. However, if you need to get this G out soon for a performance, I would suggest trying to get out higher atlissmo notes first. Try A,Bb or B. Those are easier to produce. Another thing to remember is that you already know how to play altissimo. Its simply overblowing the tones to produce what I like to call " refined sqweaks". So never tell yourself that its impossible and that you simply cannot get it out.
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